I think one of the main ways one can overcome oppression and learn to forgive, is to understand the reasoning behind the oppressor’s actions. There are reasons for every action and understanding them will shed light on why the actions were done, and may even lead to empathy. A real-life example of this could be Nelson Mandela’s false imprisonment and eventual rise to Presidency. If Mandela had kept the oppression in his mind and been consumed by it, he may not have accomplished all that he did. His forgiveness of those against him and those who imprisoned him helped him succeed when it seemed like he wouldn’t.
Why is it important to forgive?
Is there a time when one shouldn’t forgive?